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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
the world are watching this carefully trying to get information. martha rad das is with the u.s. defense secretary in itly. >>> but first, abc's brian ross is here with the latest breaking details. >> reporter: the british foreign aufszer tells abc news, in the last few hours, the algerian has launched an operation to free the hostages. eyewitness accounts describe a helicopter assault and number of fatalities of both hostages and terrorists. none of which can be confirmed by abc news. intelligence officials say the situation is tense. >> it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage, along with others. >> reporter: the terror strike came without warning wednesday morning, when an estimated 20 gunmen, first attacked a bus carrying workers, escorted by two cars carrying security teams. at least one worker was killed. then, the terrorists moved on to the compound, where they are now holed up with the american and other western hostages. intelligence officials believe this is the mastermind of the attack, mokhtar belmokhtar, a ruthless, rogue al qaeda leader, who also runs an
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
we have already made to priorities other than medicare social security and defense, means that we spend on everything from education to public safety, less as a share of our economy than it has -- than has been true for a generation. and that's not a recipe for growth. so, we've got to do both to stabilize our finances over the longterm but spur more growth in the short term. i have said, i'm opened to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said that we need more revenue through tax loopholes. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. turns out that the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate on this issue and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they don't think it's fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care. they don't think it's smart to protect endless loopho
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
repeatedly kicked and pummelled with fists. others stood over the pistol, self-defense weapon that's lethal at close range. it's unclear why the 25-year-old attacked ahmed dogan. the longtime of a party that defends the rights of minority turks. "right now, we're working on finding out everything about the attacker," said the bulgarian interior minister. blood samples were taken to find out if there were drugs in his system. in addition to the gun, two knives were also found on the attacker. it's unclear how he got into the conference. he already had a known criminal background with arrests for drug possession and robbery. the politician who was attacked was stepping down as head of his party. but police say that he's in good health after this attack. of course, david, so many questions remain tonight. >> alex, thanks to you. >>> we're going to turn now to notre dame football star manti te'o speaking out for the first time about that phantom oh girlfriend. that elaborate hoax. tonight, in an espn interview, manti te'o was asked, was in this? if no girlfriend, who was he talking to on the ot
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
americans, defense secretary leon panetta said just a while ago, we are working around the clock to ensure the safe return of our citizens. elizabeth? >> let's hope that happens soon. thank you so much. >>> now, to the stunning interview with lance armstrong, coming clean to oprah about doping to win. did he really tell the truth? the whole truth? abc's neal karlinsky who has covered lance armstrong for years is here with the dramatic details. neal, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was surreal to watch. you have to understand that this is a man who has fought with everything he could to maintain his lie, through vicious attacks, threats and lawsuits. but last night, lance armstrong came clean, almost as if he just decided to flip a switch from somewhere deep inside. >> i'd like you to walk me through it. were there, you know, pill deliveries? and blood in secret refrigerators? how did it work? >> we need a long time. >> reporter: calling himself an arrogant bully, lance armstrong had no good answer to explain away one of the biggest lies in all of sport. >> i'll start my answer
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